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Location - Leeds & District

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Adel Churchyard, monument (Adel) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows an elaborate monument in Adel Churchyard. A statue of an angel is mounted on a plinth underneath a canopy supported by four columns and surrounded by railings. Words inscribed on the canopy read 'Until the day break and shadows flee away'. The monument is dedicated in the memory the memory of 'Susannah Jane, wife of James Audus Hirst, died Feb. 26th 1884 aged 33 years, also of James Audus Hirst, died Sept. 17th 1896 aged 50 years'.
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Lewis's Department Store under construction, Headrow site (City Centre)
Black & White image9th September 1931. View of Lewis's Department Store under construction on the island site in the Headrow. The camera points towards New Briggate and the trees on the left are planted in St. John's Churchyard.
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Rehoboth Chapel, churchyard, tombstone of Asquith family (Morley)
Colour imageAugust 1966. In the 1960s the Rehoboth Chapel's congregation had grown too small to support a minister and two large buildings, so along with this movement nationally the Independents and the Congregationalists decided to join together again and form the United Reformed Church, which in Morley was to use the buildings and minister of St. Mary's-in-the-Wood. The Rehoboth became somewhat derelict but was then taken over by Cross Hall Carpets (Middleton's). Not long after the Old Rehoboth Chapel burned down and the graveyard became more derelict. In the 1980s the remaining Sunday School building was bought by Peter Aldred, converted into three light industrial units and sold separately. The graveyard became more untidy until it was attended to by the Groundwork Trust. The photograph shows the Asquith family tombstone. The Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, born at Croft House in Church Street, Morley, in 1852, worshipped at the Rehoboth Chapel. In his memoirs he distinctly remembers marching there in 1856 to attend a thanksgiving service for the end of the Crimean War. A year later his parents moved to Mirfield but not long after his father Joseph Dixon Asquith died. This gravestone may mark the grave of his father. It certainly does of his mother Emily Willans Asquith and of a brother and sister of Herbert Henry both of whom died in childhood. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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St. John the Evangelist Churchyard entrance, Lower Wortley Road (Wortley)
Colour image2005. Entrance gates with stone pillars to St. John the Evangelist Churchyard, located in Lower Wortley Road. Over the last three years with the help of a People's Places Award the Churchyard has transformed from being very overgrown to a tranquil nature reserve. The nature trail offers a unique opportunity for members of the community including local school children, to study wildlife, flowers and trees in a natural habitat. Much of the work has been undertaken by elderly members of the community giving up their free time on a voluntrary basis.
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St. John's Churchyard (Oulton) (3 comments)
Black & White image25th February 1904. Postcard showing view of St. John's Churchyard showing entrance with gate. Spire of St. John's church visible in background. View is of Leeds Road entrance.
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